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Redeeming You

(Only You #1)

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I didn't sell my soul to the devil, but I did agree to work for him.

You would too if your landlord's hitting you up with those eviction threats and your bank account's got so many zeroes because that's all it is - $0.

Hence, Benji Reed, AKA the Devil Photographer of New York.
He's insanely talented.
Notoriously handsome.
And an unforgivable assho!e.

But maybe that has to do wit
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Kindle Edition, 263 pages
Published (first published October 23rd 2018)
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Karin
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 ✨✨

For a debut novel I thought this was really really good. It was a steamy but sweet read with strong characters that I really enjoyed from the hero (Benji) to the heroine (Maria) to the other characters who kept me just as hooked.

Benji seems to have met his match with Maria but they are both hiding things that will impact any possibilities of being together but this is the first time Benji wants to fight against his reputation and show someone what’s behind the facade of the arrogant playbo
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Commendably Yours
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: yes-sir-boss
The book is more than brilliant. I love it. It embodies what I look for of a good story:

- Entrancing plot
- Well developed characters with their nuances
- Well executed narration and dialogues between the characters
- Answered every why's and how-did-it-happened

Hard Focus is a must-read-and-definitely-commendable story. It's rare to see such mixture of story characters in such a story plot. You'll love Maria and Benji as much as I do.
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Ally *Wasted Life Books & Romance*
I absolutely loved this novel except for one thing...and it’s a personal preference....but I’ll get to that later!
These characters are full of life and depth. Each one had emotional baggage and were real! It’s a great enemies to lovers or opposites attract trope! They were sexy, passionate, and at times absolutely infuriating! I am so happy I read the novella Adoring You since it showed the sweet and romantic story of Maria’s parents. Benji and his attitude began in the doghouse but turned into
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S.Shade
For a debut novel I have to applaud this author, overall it was a very good story. However, in my opinion there were a few thing lacking which would have made it a great novel.

Maria is trying to find herself and in doing so needs a job. She just so happens to take a job working under the infamous photographer Benji Reed. He is known for being extremely sexy and set in his womanizer ways. What starts out as hate at first talk turns out to be something more.

Now let's talk about the good behind thi
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Taylor
Jan 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in return for my honest review.

This book was such a quick read and now I'm itching to read the next book in the series. The story itself is quite the cliche love story between two people (one non-commital and one that is like a hopeless romantic), but I still loved it. The book was much raunchier than I'm used to reading and I found myself skipping through certain parts just because of how descriptive they were (this book is 18+) for sure. The only reas
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Reads A-Lot
Struggling to make ends meet, Maria eagerly accepts a job as a photographer’s assistant, even if this photographer was the devil himself. The devil is so bad, but he was too good and fine.

Everything Benji did offended Maria. But if she was so offended by him, then what’s with all the sexual fantasies? Geez, did this girl have problems. Maria has always been known to have a good head on her shoulders, but she just turns into a smoldering mess around Benji, who is as arrogant and chauvinistic as
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Nova
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am voluntarily reviewing an ARC of this book.

This is a debut book from this author and I will read more without complaint. I was in from start to finish.

Maria is a great heroine, taking a job as the assistant to one of the most demanding, arrogant, devilishly handsome and cocky photographer in NY on short notice could have been the biggest mistake of her life but she’s determined to make it work even if she’s fighting her attraction to him she’s not letting anything get in her way. Starting
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Jami
Jan 06, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am sure plenty of people will love this book and frankly I expected to be one of them after reading book 0, Adoring You, in this series. I found the story for this one to be lacking heart. Benji does not come across as a nice person and Maria is just confusing. She despises everything about Benji yet keeps having sexual fantasies about him. I personally do not understand this mind set. I get attraction but once I get to know someone and find them to be lacking from a personality and moral stan ...more
Sofie Sehested
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars👍😁❤️! I really loved this story about Maria and Benji. It was angsty, touching, funny and really sweet. You really get involved in all the characters growth and how they start changing throughout the story.

Maria and Benji have both had difficult obstacles in their lives that make them act like they do in the beginning of the story. But when they grow closer they really want to help each other through the hard times and this is done in such an emotional and beautiful way that I was close
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MaLoBe
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, bookbub
Sizzling hot attraction in this complicated romance

This is beautiful story about two people whose past experiences left them bruised emotionally and made them vulnerable. First time when they meet the chemistry and attraction between them is sizzling hot. Both are bound to work together and are trying hard not no to give in to the undeniable attraction to each other. Even if none of them wants to be in relationship they agree to be "friends" with benefits. Soon both of them discover they started
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Julianne Macneil
i read this book as part of an arc program. This is the story of photographer Benji and his assistant Maria. Maria took the job as Benji's assistant and she hated him from day one. Benji was arrogant and mean, he was also a known playboy. Maria used to be a classical cello player until a personal tragedy made her quit playing. When Maria took the job with Benji, she thought he was attractive, but hated him. After they worked together for a while, Benji was more and more attracted to Maria, he th ...more
TDCbookreviews
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Redeeming You by Vic Tyler

Genre: Contemporary Adult Romance

About the book: Maria is the new assistant to Benji, the infamous playboy photographer. They irritate each other to no end. Can it turn into something more?

Review: The book is multiple POV which can go one of two ways. Fortunately I felt that the multiple POV flowed and added to the story. There is sexual content and some language so I would recommend the reader be 18+. I really enjoyed the story and was able to read it in one go. I woul
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Alina
Feb 01, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a very quick and light read. Overall, I can’t say that I liked it. It wasn’t bad, just not memorable enough. It reminded me too much of Fifty Shades” but lacked character struggle and uncertainty that those books have. I kept waiting for something to happen to Benji or Maria. Typically there is a struggle that the characters have to overcome to end up together. However, in this book, past Benji being somewhat mean to Maria for like five minutes, everything was good with them. It re ...more
Nicoletta Tsalafaos
Hard Focus (Troublesome Affections Book 1) by Vic Tyler is a New Adult, Contemporary, Erotic Romance. An enjoyable, steamy, funny, amazing, well-written read with a beautiful story and scorching hot scenes. Wonderful first and second characters. I love Maria and Benji's story the chemistry between them was sizzling hot. I couldn't put it down I was hooked from page one. Definitely, a must read. This is the first book I've read from Vic Tyler but definitely, it wouldn't be my last one. I can't wa ...more
Elisa
Jan 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great debut novel for author, Vic Tyler! This is a steamy story about the love-hate relationship between successful photographer Benji, and his assistant Maria.
Maria is altering things around after a life-changing experience and starts working for Benji, who is a read jerk, and always gets what he wants when it comes to work and women. Maria, who is broken at the time but very strong-minded, vows to not take any of his bs. She cannot deny his hot physique though.
I really hated Benji at the begi
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Kristen Tucker
* I received an ARC for an honest review

I really enjoy a good romance novel so I was immediately interested in the synopsis of the story.

But the depth of the characters was lacking for me. I felt no draw to any of the characters or really much of anything for them.

The writing was also a bit lacking for me, with Maria , saying things such as " Like I wanted him inside of me all the time", just seemed really immature.

There was nothing unique or special about this book to set it apart and lure me
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Jen
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great story! At first it was familiarly confusing but the story made sense after a bit of a read. Michele has changed her name to go by Marie. This is the story of why she did and how she ends up as a photography assistant. This was a little on the darker side but full of both heartbreaking moments, happiness and if course some steamy moments. A well written, well rounded story. I cannot wait to see how the series developed. Especially cannot wait to read about Grant and Brie!

I voluntaril
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Keema Osborne
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book. It’s full of from the characters main and minor. I find that it’s seems to flow from Adoring You. I love how Maria ( Michele) how strong she is and refuse to let Benji push her around. What I like most about this couple is that they complement each other very well. I’m looking forward to reading more from Vic Tyler. This book will leaving you wanting more and will definately turning the pages.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review
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Vickie
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A picture is worth a ten thousand words and music is the background of our lives..

When you first meet Benji you hate his womanizing ways, yet you can’t help appreciate his sizzling chemistry and his handsome physique. I feel in love with Maria instantly her beauty talent and naïvety. The immediate chemistry these two ignite is an epic romance. As the author very poignantly develops an undeniably sexy story where you experience every emotion love, hate, want, fate, hope and laughter. Truly well w
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Stacey
Jan 25, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Redeeming You by Vic Tyler is the first novel in the Troublesome Affections series. The book is a quick and easy read.

Maria is a photography assistant to Benji, a photographer in New York. She has a painful past she wants to forget and Benji is very demanding and in-demand in his line of work. They have a short and intense affair that you don't get to see grow much unless the second book will be more of these two main characters. There are some steamy scenes in this book so it is definitely 18+
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Evie
Jan 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC trough the New Adult book club for an honest review...

I liked this book. It was a debut novel, but didn't feel like one.
The characters are enjoyable, well thought out en I could relate to them. The story is told in different POV's, which really helps to get into it. It was good to see what both Maria and Benji were thinking.
It was a really good read and I find myself hoping the story of Brie and Grant will be the next book. I will for sure be reading that as well.

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Brooke
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this story! I loved how Maria was not a model and thick-skinned and I loved how Benji didn't care about her weight or how much she ate. Being around models and looking like one you would think Benji would be vain and just a horrible person (which he is to a lot of people). I thought their love story was a little fast but the book felt fast-paced as well so it makes sense to me why I feel that way. I really enjoyed Vic's writing style she really has a way of pulling the reader in. I would ...more
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Benji and Maria burn the pages up in this intensely hot story. Benji is a playboy photographer who is a heart breaker. Maria has a past but becomes assistant to Benjamin. He wants to fire her but she would also make a great new playmate. They never expected love to be in the bargain but these two are rule breakers. Will someone's heart get broken as well?

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Deb
Jan 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the sassiness that this author brought to the characters. I could see the scenes playing out in my mind like a movie as I read the words describing the characters actions and reactions. The emotional connection was instantly created by the very first scene in the book and it never let go. I laughed and cried and laughed some more. This was a very well written and fun book with great characters and a wonderful storyline.
Tammy
Jan 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Benji is a playboy photographer and Maria is his new assistant. They don’t really like each other but are still attracted to each other. Both have baggage and don’t really want a relationship but they become friends with benefits. Will they find happiness together? Fast-paced read with plenty of drama and lots of emotion. The sex is steamy but Benji isn’t the nicest of guys. It was a good read.
Dee
Oct 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first time I've read a book by this author and I see it's the first one being offered by Amazon. Her writing is really good. The heat just leaps off the page! I'll be sure to check out new books as they're offered.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Paula D
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Benji Is a straight up a prick. Benji will get you angry and down right wanna smack the guy. But he’s hot as hell and sexy and in the end with have you swooning! Maria strong willed and determined has a past. Two people with so much chemistry. Loved this story very angst and sexy and hot! Definitely a page turner! 5/5 stars
Pnina Azar
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For the first book for a writer, I think it is well written, and even the characters were interesting.
Sometimes I felt I lacked some of them. To know a little more about them. But the story and story flowed.
I'm glad I was given the opportunity to read the book and hope to read more books in the future.
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Kathleen Bradbury (Bulfon)
When I started reading this story, I couldn't put it down. I read the book in one day.This author is an awesome writer.I cannot wait to read more of their books. Keep up the great work.You should definitely read this book.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Paige Smith
Redeeming You is the first book I've read by Vic Tyler. Even though I enjoyed the storyline, I just didn't feel the connection between Benji and Maria. Maria is just too confusing at times, and I found myself skipping past lots of her narration.

I will read more from this author in the future.
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She likes to think she weaves intricate stories about complex characters who come to life, but that's the roundabout way of saying she writes too much and overshoots her estimated word count by 45%.
(See? Concision is very hard for her.)
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